> This function is called several times during lustre module insert.
> Namely it's called 5 times for 5 types:
> osc, mdc, lov, lmv, mgc.

Will any extra memory accesses matter for the successful execution
in this use case?


> It's not called any more than that, so it's not exactly a super hot-path 
> function
> to overoptimize it, and the failure is presumed to never happen too
> (or the module would be non-functional).

Did the assignment for the local variable "rc" with a well-known error code
influence the run-time characteristics in unwanted ways?
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/tree/drivers/staging/lustre/lustre/obdclass/genops.c?id=6a5b99a46bedc2cfbba96dec6d255c4b90af9ff8#n140

Regards,
Markus

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